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CdA shooting suspect identified

Christian Nicholas Buquet (Kootenai County Sheriff's Office)
Christian Nicholas Buquet (Kootenai County Sheriff's Office)

The suspect in Saturday’s shooting in Coeur d’Alene has been identified as Christian Nicholas Buquet, also known as Christian Nicholas Mallon, 19, of Hayden, Idaho.

Buquet was shot and killed by police Saturday after he shot another man and then fired a gun at officers and civilians as he drove through Coeur d’Alene, authorities said.

According to a release from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, Buquet had one previous arrest for attempted robbery in 2011.

The man police say Buquet shot has been identified as Frank James, 29, of Coeur d’Alene.

According to the release, James’ condition is unknown but he is still a patient at Kootenai Medical Center after undergoing emergency surgery Saturday. A hospital spokeswoman said she could not confirm if James was a patient there.

Officers are still processing at least five crime scenes around town after the shooting began just before 11 a.m. Saturday near 11th Street and Lakeside Avenue.

More information will be posted on this story as it is released.


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